- Learn everything you need to know about personal finance from 11 simple sketches (Business Insider) In honor of Carl Richard’s newest book “The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart About Your Money,” Richards provides an informative sketch from each chapter and, in his own words, what it can teach you.
- Here’s why psychologists say you should spend your money on experiences, not things. (Fast Company)
- Ben Bernanke is blogging now. (Brookings) “Now that I’m a civilian again, I can once more comment on economic and financial issues without my words being put under the microscope by Fed watchers. I look forward to doing that-periodically, when the spirit moves me-in this blog.”
- How to Decipher a Financial Aid Letter (Money) The financial aid letters that colleges send accepted students are often confusing. Here’s how to figure out how much a school will really cost.
- How We Spend Our Health Care Dollars As We Age (Howard Gleckman) “For most of us, as long as we can stay out of a hospital or a nursing home, our costs are relatively modest and steady, even as we grow older.”
- Important Stories Worth Paying Attention To (The Motley Fool) “As I see it, there are eight important economic stories worth tracking right now that could have a big impact in the coming decades. “
- The myopia boom (Nature) Short-sightedness is reaching epidemic proportions. Some scientists think they have found a reason why.
- What Empty Nesters Don’t Know About Saving for Retirement (BloombergBusiness) “You might think our ability to retire rests on the health of the economy or on gov’t policy. Wrong.“
Sage Serendipity: There is a robust – and lucrative – market for coloring books aimed at grown-ups. Can you color within the lines?